An Ode to Camellia Sinensis (aka TEA)

The British like a strong cup of tea with a liberal splash of milk; the Dutch a mild cup; the East Frisians add cream; on the subcontinent they cook their tea in milk; the Afghans like green tea but the Pakistanis black; the deep south of America drinks it iced; the Burmese eat is as a salad; the Tibetans mix it with butter... the list goes on. The only consistency is the bush that started it all: Camellia sinensis. Will Battle, The World Tea Encyclopaedia